These works make visible the difference between the collective panic mood and a mass psychosis, private awakening, individual experience of end and beginning, phenomenon of life, miracle of life, a short flash of awareness, appearing of unconsciousness and going nowhere. This way the author pays attention to the awful disjuncture between childishness and infancy; between the culture of childhood, always opening life in itself and infancy, transforming world in a selection of toys, which may be broken or replaced on new ones. Culture is alive now because it admits and shares values of childhood’s culture and is opposed to the tired mass culture of our time.
Painting again and again reminds us of the fact that art is able to say that a person feels pain and responsibility and this understanding is principle.
Alexander Balashov ©